13092022-LSTC-01.qxd 9/13/2022 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Get, set, go Under the guidance of director Anurag Kashyap, Kriti Sanon has embarked upon acting workshops and language coaching for her next film, which is untitled. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 Till camera do us part! Mona Pavan Malhotra in Shiksha Mandal I F he played a hardcore villain in Punjab 84, in Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe he was Bhagat Puran Singh, a humanitarian who dedicated his life to serve people. As an actor, Pavan Malhotra loves to play different characters with varied shades. Next, you will see him as a grey character in web series, Shiksha Mandal. ‘I love my country…’ Jubin Nautiyal denies his involvement with banned Khalistani member Jubin Nautiyal has been making headlines for some wrong reasons. #ArrestJubinNautiyal recently trended on social media with netizens calling him anti-national amid claims that his US concert was being organised by Jai Singh. Reportedly, Jai Singh has been absconding from India and it’s said that he HELLO, FRIENDS AND provides logistical support to the TWITTER FAMILY... DON’T GET Khalistani movement after fleeUPSET BECAUSE OF RUMOURS. I LOVE MY COUNTRY… I LOVE ing to Fermont in California. YOU ALL. Now, Jubin has denied his assoJUBIN NAUTIYAL ciation with the banned Khalistani member. Jubin said, “I don’t know any of those guys. The contract was between my management and a promoter named Herijinder Singh. I don’t know how it got to this point. My mother is in depression. I have nothing more to say.”—TMS ❝ Pavan Malhotra, who plays a fraudster in Shiksha Mandal, says he can get into the skin of a character and get out of it in the blink of an eye! Written and directed by Syed Ahmad Afzal, Shiksha Mandal exposes education mafia. “It was through this story that I realised how deep education scam has penetrated into our society. It’s not just about cheating in school or college exams but how even the top exams are compromised,” opens up Malhotra. Education is the foundation of a society and the nation, believes the Black Friday actor. And anyone benefiting from education scam is going to harm it. “Directly or indirectly, such a person is going to harm us. Imagine such a person practising as a doctor!” says Malhotra. For this series, his character is of a fraudster. But he comes with redeeming qualities. He respects women and though he earns money by wrong means, his intention is honourable. “I like this character; there are layers to it.” Playing an underworld don or a coach or a cop, Malhotra doesn’t let his characters weigh heavy on him. “I have heard of people who live in ‘character’ for months all together and say “Oh man, I had to see a psychiatrist after that role’, but that does not happen to me,” he says. c m y b He stays in the character till the camera is rolling, and the moment it’s over he is back to being himself. In fact, during the shooting of rather dark Tabbar, he would play with children in the street after a shoot and then murder someone in the next scene. The Ajitpal Singh-directed Hindi-Punjabi thriller fetched Malhotra many awards. How significant he finds awards and honours in life? “Any performing artiste craves for recognition. Awards are the ultimate form of recognition,” says Malhotra, who values them only if it doesn’t involve cozying up to the jury. “A rather famous awards show once called me, but when I told them that I was flying out to the UK that morning, they told me, ‘we can only give you the award if you come for the function at night’. I told them never to approach me again.” It was winning the National Award for the film, Fakir (1998), Nandi Special Jury Award – Aithe (Telugu) and Best Actor award in France for Children Of War that he holds in high esteem. “When I got to know of the National Award, I was over the moon. Even after the rehearsal, I was still not sure how to address the President–to say Namaskar or Hello. It was only when walking up to him and I saw officers in olive green that I spontaneously said Jai Hind.” Malhotra also feels a deep connection to Punjab. “I am a Delhite Punjabi and my family came from Lahore. It was only after I shot 1984 Punjab and Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe back-to-back that I realised true beauty of the state my ancestors called home,” says Pavan, deeply proud of literary and cultural history of Punjab. “There is something about Punjabis, who have faced one problem after another but bounced back each time, every time. Malhotra will be seen in films Fauja, Capsule Gill and Love Hackers next. Shiksha Mandal streams on MX Player from September 15.
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